Kilchiaran steer tops Is­lay show and sale

The Oban Times - - Farming - 232p (3) – Tal­lant: 226p – Carrabus: 223p (5) – Bal­li­martin. Li­mousin cross: 279p, 267p and 266p (5) – Neriby: 261p – Kilchiaran: 259p (4) – Bal­li­martin: 258p (2) – Kilchiaran: 256p – Starch­mill (4) and Clag­gan (3): 255p (2) – Clag­gan: 252p(9) – Ard­beg: 2

UNITED Auc­tions held its an­nual show and sale of suck­led calves at Is­lay Auc­tion Mart on Fri­day Au­gust 28. Some 308 calves were cat­a­logued and sold at sat­is­fac­tory lev­els and to a good fol­low­ing of buy­ers. Bul­locks av­er­aged £954.26 or 237.13 pence per kilo against £943.60 or 233.53 pence per kilo at last year’s sale. Heifers lev­elled out at £859.29 or 223.53 pence per kilo as against £804.77 or 211.06 pence per kilo last year. Mr J Tay­lor, Easter Ochter­muthill, Cri­eff, judged the var­i­ous classes and he awarded the cham­pi­onship to a Li­mousin steer con­signed by Messrs McLel­lan, Kilchiaran which later sold at £1,200 to Mr Scott Hen­der­son, Dumfries. The re­serve cham­pion was awarded to a Li­mousin cross heifer, con­signed by Mr A McArthur, Los­sit which re­alised £995 to Mr Tay­lor. Bul­locks sold to a top price per head of £1,200 from Kilchiaran and 279 pence per kilo for Li­mousin cross from Neriby. Heifers sold to a top price per head of £1,195 for Bri­tish Blue cross from Starch­mill whilst the Ard­beg consignment led the heifer prices per kilo at 263 pence for Li­mousin Cross.

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